I believe this might be the only Afro-Latina mannequin that Rootstein sculpted. Pal (Palmira) Henry was Puerto Rican, fluent in Spanish and English.
This Pal Henry mannequin is pose code PAS6, custom sculpture head on Classic and Symbol Series pose S6, for Saks Fifth Avenue. A very Rare example of this model / custom Rootstein mannequin.
Pal Henry was the house model for Adolfo. Designing for his own label and Exclusive Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue. He designed many outfits for First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Adolfo fashions were featured in Saks Fifth Avenue inhouse fashion shows, Pal Henry could be seen walking the runway and her custom Rootstein mannequin in the display windows, both wearing Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue garments.
During this time, Robert Benzio was Senior VP and Director of Visual Merchandising, Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Robert Benzio had Rootstein custom sculpture various mannequins and models for visual presentations.
Pal was featured in many Adolfo print advertising campaign photos